Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic provides a caring environment for your child to receive gentle chiropractic care. Our Bradenton chiropractor has extensive experience performing spinal adjustments specially designed for babies, toddlers, and growing children. The first adjustment can be performed at birth. The child can then continue to receive routine spine care to promote good posture and physical balance as they learn to walk and engage in physical activities. Older children who injured themselves while outdoors or playing sports can also benefit from joint, spine, and soft tissue therapies.
What is Pediatric Chiropractic?
A baby's spine and surrounding soft tissue can become misaligned from being in the fetal position for months and pressure on the back while moving through the birthing canal. This can affect nervous system functions and give rise to a number of pediatric conditions. Chiropractic for infants, toddlers, and children is a natural wellness program that promotes spine health while the child's spine is still developing. It also helps the nervous system to function more effectively.
Conditions a Pediatric Chiropractor Can Help Treat
Chiropractic care can provide extensive benefits for your child. Many moms may not be aware that some of the health problems affecting their infant, child, or adolescent are linked to pressure on the spine or various musculoskeletal imbalances. They include common health conditions such as colic, allergies, headaches, ADHD, digestive problems, trouble sleeping, and the following others:
- Growing aches and pains
- Chronic ear infections
- Fussiness and irritability
- Breathing problems
- Breastfeeding dysfunctions
Pediatric Chiropractic Adjustments by Our Bradenton Chiropractor
Dr. Nichols will examine your child's spine and assess any symptoms to determine the best course of treatment. The goal of chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue mobilization for kids is to optimize growth, development, and nervous system functions.
Aligning the spine helps prevent degenerative spine diseases later in life such as spinal stenosis, disc herniation, and sciatica. Adjustments may also prevent or correct adult idiopathic scoliosis, relieve pressure on the nerve, and boost immune health.
The low-force spinal adjustments Dr. Nichols performs on our young patients are safe and effective. He may use his hands or a handheld instrument to apply gentle pressure to the spine. This technique is painless, and your child may experience relief right away.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Bradenton Helps Give Your Child a Healthy Start in Life
The chiropractic care we provide to children at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic is in keeping with our mission to help improve the health of the entire family. All treatment modalities performed by our Bradenton chiropractor are non-invasive and drug-free. If you're interested in this form of alternative care for your child, please call 941-739-2900 to schedule an appointment.